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Old 12.01.2007, 23:19
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Re: Astra @ (for Sky) and Hotbird 13 degrees from same dish

Hi brussels_expat, some of the terminology can confuse, so bear with me.

A monobloc lnb has two lnbs but only one output.
It is designed for viewing 2 different satellites with 1 reciever. (not however with a digibox, as it hasn't got the capablity to do this, but almost every other receiver has)
This type of lnb is quite common in Europe for viewing Astra 1 and Hotbird (many French / German channels on both), consequently it is the most common form of monobloc here. I think you will have difficulty getting one for Astra 2 and Hotbird.

A dual lnb has two lnbs and two outputs, however it points to the same satellite. Therefore you can have 2 satellite recievers connected, but only receive signals from one satellite.

So what do you want?
Two separate single lnbs, mounted with on the same dish or on separate dishes (depending on your location). One lnb points to Astra 2 and feeds your digibox, the other points to Hotbird and feeds your other satellite receiver.

You could have a more complicated setup with this configuration, however
I think that is enough for now
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